Due to the global epidemic, A4 International Artist in Residence International Exchange Program in 2020 is greatly affected, but this has not impeded the operation of the museum and the ongoing process of the project. As of March 15, 2020, A4 Art Museum had received 211 applications from 44 countries. Even if the exchange in concrete space has been controlled and blocked, we always maintain communication with every artist. Under such circumstances, A4 Art Museum has attempted many novel methods of cooperation. "60 Days of Lockdown" launched on June 23, 2020 has raised numerous attention and support. We have cooperated with 60 groups of artists around the world. Among them, there are 24 artists who have created new artworks based on the project; 24 artists provided interview videos based on the project and the rest of them replied our questions via letters and images, sharing with us what people living in various cultural background are doing under the epidemic. A4 Art Museum has devoted a large amount of enthusiasm and energy into this project, the team has worked together to complete the bilingual translation and the document collation. We also start to edit the document book of the project this year. We sincerely hope that this project will bring everyone console and encouragement.

Meanwhile, A4 ARIE Art Center had also completed its second renovation since its establishment during the quarantine period, with advanced facilities and surrounding environment, adopted a new logo, as well as launched 4 labs and a brand new exhibition hall of 1200 square meters.

What’s of vital important is that the major content of the ARIE project is always continuing to advance. We finally selected 19 artists, presented exhibitions of 9 artists of them so far by bringing the project of six artists into the first LUXELAKES Public Art Festival and providing them with adequate financial and personnel support. The artist Liao Mingming from ARIE program will hold his newest solo exhibition artworks Exhibition Hall 3 of the A4 Art Museum which is newly opened this year on December 19, 2020. The museum provides various methods such as field researches, interviews, blueprints and so on to facilitate further communication with international artists who cannot be Chengdu personally. Some of these artists will complete their on-site projects in 2021.

The epidemic has not ceased, and A4 Art Museum continues taking efforts on ARIE project. We are pleased to announce that the A4 International Artist in Residence International Exchange Program in 2021 will also recruit artists, curators, and researchers in residence for 1-3 months. The deadline will be March 15, 2021. According to 3 different residential projects based on Chengdu, Yokohama, and Bangkok, we will provide support such as round-trip air tickets, accommodation, studios, material fees, salons, sharing sessions, etc.; also, the artists will also receive professional support from project assistants and art museum team. During the residence, there will be opportunities to participate in various activities and final exhibitions, dive into local communities, thereby complete an unique residential experience.

Even if we still confront many uncertainties and difficulties, A4 International Artist in Residence International Exchange Program will still focus on the work of experimentation, localization and communication. Same as this year, the result of residency program in 2021 will also be determined based on actual conditions. If the selected artists cannot make the trip due to force majeure related to the epidemic, A4 Art Museum feels deeply sorry this, but we will actively seek more possible ways to reach cooperation.

Eligible Applicants

The program mainly targets at artists or art groups with over 3 years of experience in art creation or curation, who have independent ideas and have breakthrough practices in their fields. Artists or curators should mainly come from the field of contemporary art, with no limitation on the media used for creation. flexible program by program. Please confirm with each program.Domestic and Chengdu local artists or groups.

Application Process

If you satisfy the requirements above and have passions
and motivations for the residency program, please
prepare the following materials

The most recent resume or c.v.
and personal photo
Your portfolio
and further information of your work
Your residency proposal
The Residency application form
[To download and fill in the application form from]

All the above-mentioned documents
must have English versions

Please send the application email
to the official email address
of A4 Art Museum

The title of email should includes

For more information
please refer to the introduction of A4
Residency Program and the instruction for
application on


The museum was designed by American architect Antoine Predock and interior design firm DesignARC. In order to provide a diverse range of services to visitors, the museum includes a children’s education center, a public library, a lecture hall, a multimedia presentation center, artist residency studios, a museum store, and a cafe. About accommodation, now we can accept 3 artists work in A4 at the same time, they can share a living room to communicate in the apartment and also have an independent room to live.

Residence Program Introduction:

1. Place: Chengdu

2. Organizer:LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum

3. Duration: from 1 to 3 months, the newest plan: from May to December, 2021

4. Number of artists in residence: 10-25 artists/groups

5. Qualification of Applicants: Artists, curators, researchers from China and abroad

6. Application procedure: Applicants should provide all information and send to us

7. Selection mechanism: by the review group

8. Allowance:
(1) Flight(Return tickets): Exact amount is subject to the annual budget of that year
(2) Workshop and relevant facilities (not including laptop and electronic devices): LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum
(3) Accommodation (Rent of the accommodation): LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum
(4) CNY10000

9. Artist self-payment:
Living expenses, visa fees, personal expenses, and successful eligible artist need provide the invoicing of travel insurance in the residency period.

10. Artist contribution scheme and other activities:
Participators will have the opportunities of open workshop, academic discussion, Salon talk, other educational exchange activities, and the final exhibition.

11. Environment: urban

12. Languages: English/Chinese

Program Fees

The A4 residency program is an important project under the umbrella of the academic/curatorial department of A4. The A4 art museum is a non-profit, private museum registered under Chinese law. The residency is funded by the sponsors of the museum.

At the moment, we provide a round-trip plane ticket, accommodations, studio, material fees, different kinds of salons and sharing sessions and other opportunities; the specifics are determined by the project of the artist and the yearly schedule of projects and events of the museum. In terms of the expenses which are covered by the artist, these change from year to year.

Additional Information

During the residence, participating artists should regularly provide materials to LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum for media release. The artist will have meetings and discuss the process and implementation of project with museum's staffs at the regular intervals. Participators will have the opportunities of open workshop, academic discussion, Salon talk, other educational exchange activities, and the final exhibition.

For any questions about the Artist in Residence International Exchange Program, please contact:
LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum Tel: +86 28 85761265
Address: LUXELAKES•A4 Art Museum, Luxelakes Art Exhibition Centre, Luxelakes, Tianfu New District, Chengdu, China.
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